It's no secret that I've been a bit off this season. Not to mention that so has the weather... Thus, this years tomato's are having to fight it out with the foliage. I literally filled one of my 2 raised beds with them this year and missed my opportunity to prune the suckers (that's not slang folks, I'm talking about the shoots that grow from the main stem)!
I'm trying to figure out why I bother with them every year seeing as, left to themselves I've never had a healthier harvest. Well, they haven't been harvested yet. As you can see they are still green, but they are going gangbusters! I can just sense the energy they are exuding trying to be red. When I walk by I can hear a gentle murmur... "I think I can, I think I can..."
The plants are covered with beautiful fruit, and buds. If we could just hope for an extended summer I think we could eat tomatoes well into the next harvest. So, I'm hoping to catch a gentle murmur on the summer's breeze, "I think I can, I think I can."
I am so eager for these green devils to be ripe. I've been thinking about recipes like the ones below all summer...
ElizabethD's Roasted heirloom tomatoes
Jane's Oven roasted spaghetti sauce
Gumbo Lily's Tomato Salad with Croutons
Patti's Interesting recipe
O.K., Patti's recipe has nothing to do with tomatoes. Just wanted to see of you were paying attention and have a bit of fun! Patti actually gives me wonderful recipes and ideas. But I have informed her that this is one I am NOT trying...